Plein Air painters quickdraw on the cape amidst the mist

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 09:03 AM.

He was chosen for the judge’s role due to his background in art history and archaeology.

A member of the advisory board for the Appleton Museum of Art, White said that his criteria for judging were based on “the capturing of a moment.”

He was looking at the color of the sky, realism of the painting and the emotion and feelings the pieces produced.

“We’re fortunate to have so many people with so much talent in one place,” said White.

Last year’s Quickdraw judge and fellow Appleton advisory member Chuck Koch was also on hand for the event. He visits Plein Air events all over the country searching out new talent and taking note of the different artistic events that are offered.

“Art is the only form of communication that needs no translation,” Koch said,

After two hours of fierce and focused painting, the final whistle sounded and the artists scrambled to put their art on display in the center pavilion for judging. 

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